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Annual Conference of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group

20 - 24 November 2006

Sydney, Australia

OZCHI is the annual conference for the Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG) of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia, a non-profit event. It is Australia's leading forum for work in all areas of Human-Computer Interaction. OZCHI attracts an international community of practitioners, researchers, academics and students from a wide range of disciplines including user experience designers, information architects, software engineers, human factors experts, information systems analysts, social scientists or managers. We look forward to your involvement at this year's OZCHI conference.

  • Workshops and tutorials will run on the 20th and 21st November.
  • The Doctorial Consortium will run on the 21st November.
  • Presentations of papers, short papers, posters, industry case studies, panels and demonstrations will run on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th November.

Important Dates

Initial Submissions

  • 26 June 2006 (extended): Long Papers/Industry Case Studies
  • 7 August 2006 (extended): Tutorials/Workshops
  • 4 September 2006 (extended): Short Papers/Posters/Panels/Demos
  • 3 October 2006 (extended): Doctoral consortium

Notification of Acceptance

  • 21 August 2006: Long Papers/Industry Case Studies
  • 28 August 2006: Tutorials/Workshops
  • 2 October 2006: Posters/Panels/Demos
  • 9 October 2006: Short Papers
  • 21 November 2006: Doctoral consortium

Camera Ready Papers

  • 19 September 2006: Long Papers/Industry Case Studies
  • 16 October 2006: Tutorials/Workshops/Short Papers/Posters/Panels/Demos/Doc consortium

Conference Topics

We invite contributions on all topics related to Human-Computer Interaction and the design of interactive technologies, including practical, technical, empirical and theoretical aspects. We particularly welcome contributions from those design approaches and traditions that have not always been central to Human-Computer Interaction in the past including: product design, built environments, new media and other areas where the design of interactive technology is practiced. As always, we place enormous value on case studies of technology design from all domains of use and practice.

In keeping with the theme "Design: activities, artefacts and environments", topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • User-centred analysis, design and evaluation
  • Organizational context and technology design
  • HCI methods, tools & techniques
  • Design issues/methods/experiences for novel interfaces including tangible, mixed reality interfaces and multi-modal interfaces
  • Design issues/methods/experiences for mobile and ubiquitous computing
  • Anything to do with usability
  • Designing for multi-user interaction
  • User studies and fieldwork
  • Participatory design and cooperative design techniques
  • Supporting diverse user populations
  • User-centred design in non-traditional contexts and environments
  • Negotiating user-centred design approaches 'in the wild'
  • Ethical issues in human-centred design
  • HCI education and design education

In addition, contributions that advance the theory or practice of any aspect of HCI are welcome.

Submissions

Submissions will be accepted in various categories as described below. All submissions must be written in English. Submissions for long papers and short papers can be made online.

Instructions for submission

Go to www.conferencereview.com and register (if not already registered). Log in, click "upload submission" and select "OzCHI 2006" from the drop down menu.

In order to have the paper published in the proceedings, it is necessary for at least one author of any accepted submission to register and attend the conference.

Long Papers: (maximum 8 pages) Long papers should report on completed research which furthers topics relevant to the conference. Deadline for submission is 19 June 2006.

Short Papers and Posters: (maximum 4 pages) Short papers should present ideas that could benefit from discussion with members of the HCI community. These papers may include work-in-progress, experiences of reflective practitioners, and first drafts of novel concepts and approaches. Deadline for submission is 28 August 2006. Posters: (2 page extended abstract and proposed poster layout - maximum 1200mm x 1200mm). A poster session will be scheduled during the technical programme. Deadline for submission is 28 August 2006.

Industry Case Studies: (maximum 8 pages) Industry case studies should present accounts of the design and/or development and/or use of interactive technologies. Deadline for submission is 19 June 2006.

Panels: (maximum 2 pages) Panel proposals can address topics of interest to both research and practice in HCI. Deadline for submission is 28 August 2006.

Demonstrations: (maximum 2 pages). Opportunities for demonstrations of applications, devices, process and methods will be available throughout the conference. Deadline for submission is 28 August 2006.

Workshops and Tutorials: (3 page proposal) Half day and full day sessions on topics that include methods, practices, and other areas of interest and that support active participation beyond presentation are welcome. Workshops will be held on 20 and 21 November before the start of the paper sessions. Deadline for submission is 17 July. Tutorials: (2 page proposal) Half day and full day sessions for teaching conceptual frameworks, methods/techniques, and novel approaches. The tutorials will be held on 20 and 21 November before the start of the paper sessions. Deadline for submission is 17 July.

Doctoral Consortium: (initial 2 page proposal) Full day session on November 21, before the start of the paper sessions. Deadline for submission is 28 August 2006.

Guidelines and submission details can be found by following the links to the relevant submission area. In addition, for long and short papers, please follow the detailed instructions in the Paper Template and Submission Guidelines (Word format). Both long and short papers will be subject to a double blind review process by an international panel and evaluated on the basis of their significance, originality, and clarity of writing. This review will be based on the full text of the submitted paper.

Accepted long papers, short papers and summaries for posters, industry case studies, panels and demonstrations will be available in the published proceedings.